Barn Hill Preserve

Interactive Educational Animal Experiences


About Us

Providing Hands On Educational Animal Experiences 

Barn Hill Preserve opened in 2012 with the goal to educate guests about exotic animals through hands on experiences. 

Barn Hill is home to over 50 species of animals including two-toed sloths, asian small-clawed otters, reticulated giraffes, and more! 

In addition to on-site animal experiences Barn Hill Preserve delivers educational programs to elementary schools across the Gulf Coast United States

In order to allow guests and animals to continue our unique Asian otter swimming experience, we will be implementing a significant price increase on Wednesday May 19th, 2021. With this price increase we will be decreasing the number of swim experiences sold each year. Thanks to visitors, Barn Hill Preserve continues to donate a percentage of ticket sales towards wildlife rehabilitation efforts in the US, Australia, and Central America.

*previous advertisements, promotions, and discounts will not be honored after Wednesday. Pre-purchased “experience gift cards” will be honored.

Hours of Operation  

Please note there is no general admission. Tickets must be pre-purchased online  prior to visit. 


Weekday Tour Times : 10 am and 2pm 

Weekend Tour Times: 10am, 12pm, and 2pm

Giraffe Experience Times: 8am,10am,                                                  12pm,1pm, 2pm,4pm

When purchasing an activity you must attend the time slot you purchased.

Please see activity descriptions for specific details and instructions. 

Know before you go!

  • Our facility is completely outdoors. During the summer months it can get hot! Guests are encouraged to bring water, hats, and portable fans. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase. There are no weather related refunds offered. 
  • Our activity times are firm. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as the tour starts promptly on time. 
  • Guests are not allowed to walk around the property unsupervised. A guide will accompany tour groups at all times. 
  • Our team tries our best to ensure that each guest is having a good time, however our animals are our top priority. Animals on tours may not always be available to see due to behavior, medical treatment, etc.